GreenFuel-sponsored project benefits 1 400 farmers

04 Jun, 2021 - 19:06 0 Views
GreenFuel-sponsored project benefits 1 400 farmers Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution Cde Nokuthula Matsikenyeri (right) and Member of Parliament for Chipinge South, Honourable Enock Porusingazi (centre) converse with a beneficiary farmer of the GreenFuel corporate social responsibility project, Mr Victor Matini. - Picture by Tinai Nyadzayo.

The ManicaPost

 

Tendai Gukutikwa
Post Correspondent

 

CLOSE to 1 400 Chisumbanje farmers have benefited from ethanol producing giant, GreenFuel’s corporate social responsibility efforts.

Each farmer received 0.5 hectares pieces of land set aside from the company’s land.

A total of 83 beneficiaries received land fully equipped with drip irrigation facilities.

This emerged during a familiarisation tour of the GreenFuel projects by Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Cde Nokuthula Matsikenyeri yesterday (Thursday).

The company’s community relations manager, Mrs Merit Rumema-Sibanda, said the move will help in improving the farmers’ livelihoods.

GreenFuel has also increased its hectarage from 6 000ha to 7 000ha and its goal is to reach the 40 000ha mark in sugarcane farming.

She also said GreenFuel on Wednesday scored a first in its records when it exported 10-megawatts of electricity to the national grid. Initially the company was exporting five megawatts.

Minister Matsikenyeri praised the company’s model corporate social responsibility efforts.

 

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